Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: October 2, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent San Francisco a notice of violation today accusing its water utility of violating Clean Water Act standards... "We think that the letter identifies some valid concerns about sewage overflows in the city, and those sewage overflows do pose a health...
Monthly Column: October 1, 2019
The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water.  Trump's Environmental Protection Agency is claiming that Bay water isn’t water.  The agency recently decided that the South Bay salt ponds are land and don't need Clean Water Act protection. This bizarre decision is...
Blog Post: September 30, 2019
Baykeeper is deeply disappointed that Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed SB1, which would have defended California’s waters and wildlife from the Trump administration’s radical anti-environmental agenda. The state legislation was introduced by California legislators this year as a vital backstop to the...
BK In The News: September 28, 2019
For years, the Interior Department resisted proposals to raise the height of its towering Shasta Dam in Northern California... Excluding review of the dam’s downstream effects is “like analyzing the impact of a loaded pistol without looking past the nose of the barrel,” said Jon Rosenfield, a...
BK In The News: September 26, 2019
... "Their recent WOTUS decision actually removed millions of miles of waterways across the country from Clean Water Act protection," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper. "For them to come out and say that about San Francisco, it's really laughable. Laughable,...
BK In The News: September 26, 2019
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler took another jab at California today... Ian Wren, of the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper, noted that the city [San Francisco] is the only one in the Golden State that treats stormwater at all. "If the Trump administration is truly concerned about human waste on...
BK In The News: September 25, 2019
Local environmental groups are suing the EPA for removing federal Clean Water Act protections of the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City and thereby opening the door to development of the site... The joint lawsuit was filed Tuesday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra along with San...
BK In The News: September 25, 2019
The 11th annual Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square this weekend drew in thousands of people with an appetite... For the second year running, festival organizers partnered with Baykeeper, a nonprofit that works to keep the San Francisco Bay clean. “Good quality foods start with a clean...
E News: September 24, 2019
The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water. Trump's EPA is claiming that South Bay salt ponds are land and don't need Clean Water Act protection. This bizarre decision is dangerous for San Francisco Bay. It's nothing but a thinly veiled giveaway to Cargill, the...
BK In The News: September 24, 2019
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Bay Area conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday for failing to protect Redwood City’s salt ponds... “EPA’s decision to classify the salt ponds as ‘land’ instead of water is absurd and illegal,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh...

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